Present (18): K1TA, WB2JVB, W1PPL, AI1V, K1DCG, N1DPD, AC1FM, W1FSM, KC1AUH, W1GIG, AB1QK, KC1FB, K1RF, N1ZD, ND1L, AA1XV, KA1WBN, K6VOR
Meeting opened at 7:30 by K1TA. Minutes of July meeting approved as posted (there was no meeting in August).
Finance: No major expenditures to note. Club picnic expenditures noted in July meeting. Bank account in good shape.
Communications: No communications of note.
Board: The Board had brief meeting before the general meeting. AI1V will publish the minutes on the club web site.
Technical Committee: Nothing of note to report. Repeaters all operating properly.
Education Committee: AI1V and WB2JV need to decide which type of class we are having and get it organized. Note that WECA has a class underway and Fairfield just finished one.
In two VE sessions so far this month, we have had one new Technician class, and one new Technician followed by an upgrade to General.
Special Events: A busy couple of months:
Lighthouses On The Air in August on Sheffield Island. Very successful. Sheffield Island people were happy with it. Event was cut short due to weather.
Kayak event coming up this Saturday Sept 15. We could use one or two additional volunteers.
Ride The Beach Sept 23rd. GFARA is the lead. We need volunteers.
Sherwood Island outdoor HF operations coming up Sept 30.
Bowling Night Sept 13. Bowlmor Lanes 701 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT. 6pm.
Nominating Committee: Per the Bylaws, the Board has appointed a nominating committee to nominate candidates for the 2019 club Board. The nominating committee is K1WYQ, N1ZD, and N1PLH.
Meeting adjourned 7:43
Jonathan Taylor K1RFD – developer of Echolink presented on VOIP Systems for Amateur Radio. Thank you Jonathan for a very interesting and informative presentation.